2018 Controlling the HIV Epidemic Summit
3-4 May 2018
International Conference Centre (CICG), Rue de Varembé 17, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) will host the sixth Controlling the HIV Epidemic Summit on 3-4 May 2018, at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. The Summit is sponsored by IAPAC in collaboration with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), and the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG).
This year’s Summit will reflect a pathway towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. In support of connecting the dots between attaining the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets and controlling the HIV epidemic, the Summit will more clearly define the meaning of “HIV epidemic control’ – including sufficient nuance to allow for the heterogeneity of the AIDS response. In addition, the summit will examine proposed new metrics for assessing progress in national and subnational HIV epidemic responses.
Moreover, the Summit will serve as a forum for the presentation of country experiences in fast-tracking the scale-up of HIV services, including within the context of other health conditions, notably tuberculosis. Clinicians, researchers, public health policy-makers, government officials, donor agency managers, civil society representatives, and other stakeholders will also explore ways of generating demand for and increased access to and utilization of HIV testing, prevention, care, and treatment services, including breaking down structural and other barriers across age, sex, geography, and key populations.
The Summit will be co-chaired by Kenneth H. Mayer, MD (Fenway Institute, Boston, MA, USA) and Ilona Kickbusch, PhD (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland).
The Summit’s program committee was given a mandate to promote action-oriented dialogue that builds upon the momentum from the 2016 Controlling the HIV Epidemic Summit (click here to access the 2016 program, slide sets, and/or archived webcasts).
This year’s Summit program will feature plenary addresses and panel discussions across six thematic areas: 1) Defining “HIV Epidemic Control”; 2) Setting Metrics for Success; 3) Facilitating HIV Epidemic Control; 4) Leaving No One Behind; 5) Sharing National and Subnational Experiences; and 6) Mapping the Way Forward.
Following are summit presentations. IAPAC requests that any use of these presentations should include citations to both the presenting author(s) and relevant summit information (e.g., 6th Controlling the HIV Epidemic Summit, 3-4 May 2018, Geneva).
THURSDAY, 3 May 2018
The Health SDGs and UHC – Re-Igniting Political Will for Action
DEFINING “HIV EPIDEMIC CONTROL”
“Controlling the HIV Epidemic” – What do We Mean?
Actioning HIV Epidemic Control – PEPFAR’s 13-Country Strategy
Ambassador Deborah L. Birx
SETTING METRICS FOR SUCCESS
HIV Epidemic Control – Overview of Existing and Proposed Metrics
Setting Metrics for Success – Are We Measuring What Matters?
FACILITATING HIV EPIDEMIC CONTROL
“Business Unusual” – Finding and Testing the HIV Unaware
Nitika Pant Pai
Long-Acting Antivirals – Where Are We Headed? Are We Ready
Optimizing the Global Health Workforce to Control the HIV Epidemic
FRIDAY, 4 May 2018
LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND
Strengthening Community Engagement across the AIDS Response
A Global Compact for Ending HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination
Moderator: Andrea Boccardi Vidarte
Ambassador Nathalie Olijslager
Laurel Sprague • Presentation
SHARING NATIONAL AND SUBNATIONAL EXPERIENCES
Western and Eastern Europe
Americas and the Caribbean
MAPPING THE WAY FORWARD
Which Scale-Up Strategies/Programmatic Mixes are Most Cost Effective?
Who is Going to Lead and Finance Efforts to Control the HIV Epidemic?
Ambassador Deborah L. Birx
Matthew M. Kavanagh
Carmen Perez Casas
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